Documentary: The End of Poverty

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The End of Poverty? is a 2008 documentary film directed by Philip Diaz. The film was selected for the international critic’s week award at the 2008 Cannes Festival.

Here’s a more complete description from YouTube, followed by the trailer:

“The feature-length documentary The End of Poverty? won critical acclaim at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and is narrated by actor Martin Sheen. It is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by filmmaker Philippe Diaz. The film takes a hard look at world poverty and challenges capitalism and the American way. In a world of plenty, why are so many families around the planet still living in abject poverty? Looking beyond the popular “solutions” for poverty, The End of Poverty? asks if the true causes of poverty today stem from a deliberate orchestration of resource misallocation started in colonial times.”


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